the baseball playing field. baseball game. a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs. baseball manager. a coach of baseball players. baseball play. (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team. baseball player. an athlete who plays baseball.
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players on a specially-built baseball field, with up to four umpires in charge of a game. The teams take turns throwing the ball, or pitching, and batting. The pitcher throws the ball from the pitcher's mound (see diagram at right), aiming to throw it over a pentagonal rubber slab known as the home plate. The batter stands to one side of this plate, and tries to hit the ball when it is pitched.
There are a huge number of terms and phrases used in baseball to describe different aspects of the game. To help make this article a little easier to navigate, we have divided these terms into six different sections including Batting, Pitching, Fielding, Base Running, Field and overall Game terms. Batting Terms. Pitching Terms.
Groundout-to-Airout Ratio (GO/AO) Hit-by-pitch (HBP) Hit (H) Home Run (HR) Intentional Walk (IBB) Left On Base (LOB) On-base Percentage (OBP) On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) Plate Appearance (PA)
Base-tender: A vintage baseball term referring to a baseman. Base: One of four points on the baseball diamond that players must run through to reach the home plate. Baseball: The official ball used in the sport of baseball.
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Fly ball - A baseball that is hit high into the air. Foul ball-A baseball that is hit outside the field of fair play. Full count - When the pitch count has 3 balls and 2 strikes. The next strike or ball will end the at bat. If the batter hits the baseball foul, then the count remains 3 and 2. Ground ball - A baseball that is hit on the ground. Also called a "grounder".
Definitions of baseball. noun. a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs. “he played baseball in high school”. “there was a baseball game on every empty lot”. synonyms: baseball game.